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Irradiated quartz?

Posted by Io Bh  
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Io Bh July 02, 2017 09:59AM
Oh, hello there!

I have just found this 'Smoky Quartz' on eBay and It looks like genuine for me, but I'm not so sure.





What do you think, guys?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2017 10:11AM by Io Bh.
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Wayne Corwin July 02, 2017 10:05AM
It looks real and natural, from just the one photo.
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Io Bh July 02, 2017 10:19AM
Thank you for your reply. I just uploaded a new photo.
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Wayne Corwin July 02, 2017 10:26AM
Yes, It looks real and natural.
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Reiner Mielke July 02, 2017 03:21PM
Where is it from?
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Stuart Herring July 02, 2017 10:22PM
Planet Earth.... could be many places
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Jolyon & Katya Ralph July 02, 2017 10:53PM
Be careful, I've seen irradiated Arkansas quartz looking very similar to that.

It's difficult to tell natural and irradiated quartz apart because natural smoky quartz has been naturally irradiated!
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Alysson Rowan July 03, 2017 02:50PM
That's true of citrine and amethyst, too.

Arificially irradiated quartz tends to lose a bit of colour at first, but that is (apparently) what happens in the naturally irradiated stuff, too.
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